SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Willingness among Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women during the First Pandemic Wave: A Cross-Sectional Study in Switzerland.

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Title
SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Willingness among Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women during the First Pandemic Wave: A Cross-Sectional Study in Switzerland.
Journal
Viruses
Author(s)
Stuckelberger S., Favre G., Ceulemans M., Nordeng H., Gerbier E., Lambelet V., Stojanov M., Winterfeld U., Baud D., Panchaud A., Pomar L.
ISSN
1999-4915 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1999-4915
Publication state
Published
Issued date
22/06/2021
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
13
Number
7
Pages
1199
Language
english
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Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: epublish
Abstract
As pregnant women are at high risk of severe SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 vaccines are available in Switzerland, this study aimed to assess the willingness of Swiss pregnant and breastfeeding women to become vaccinated. Through a cross-sectional online study conducted after the first pandemic wave, vaccination practices and willingness to become vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 if a vaccine was available were evaluated through binary, multi-choice, and open-ended questions. Factors associated with vaccine willingness were evaluated through univariable and multivariable analysis. A total of 1551 women responded to questions related to the primary outcome. Only 29.7% (153/515) of pregnant and 38.6% (400/1036) of breastfeeding women were willing to get vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 if a vaccine had been available during the first wave. Positive predictors associated with SARS-CoV-2 vaccine acceptance were an age older than 40 years, a higher educational level, history of influenza vaccination within the previous year, having an obstetrician as the primary healthcare practitioner, and being in their third trimester of pregnancy. After the first pandemic wave, Switzerland had a low SARS-CoV-2 vaccination acceptance rate, emphasizing the need to identify and reduce barriers for immunization in pregnant and breastfeeding women, particularly among the youngest and those with a lower educational level.
Keywords
Adult, Breast Feeding/statistics & numerical data, COVID-19/epidemiology, COVID-19/prevention & control, COVID-19 Vaccines/administration & dosage, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, Humans, Patient Acceptance of Health Care/statistics & numerical data, Pregnancy, Surveys and Questionnaires, Switzerland/epidemiology, Vaccination/psychology, Vaccination/statistics & numerical data, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, breastfeeding, coronavirus, pregnancy, vaccine willingness
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Web of science
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Yes
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12/01/2022 7:10
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